Many people struggle with finding a local real estate agent that provides them the best value and experience of selling or buying a property. It can become an impossible task for overseas Iranians to find a local Persian realtor who has both the experience and understanding of what a certain neighborhood offers. Here are a few steps to get you started.
Find Referrals for local Persian realtor
The quest is real. Contact your family or friends and ask for their referrals. It can save you time and money to find a local Persian realtor. However, you should also look online for properties listed.
Once you shortlist the local Persian realtor of your choice, communicate with them. Having a common language and culture is a big plus, but it doesn’t end there. You should feel comfortable and well-informed when communicating with your realtor.
Ask about Experience
You should expect professionalism from your Persian realtor; you deserve the best. Ask for their experience, the number of properties they have sold or listed, and any certifications like CRS (certified residential specialist) or ABR (Accredited buyer’s representative). This will add authenticity to their word of mouth.
The major reason you are looking to find a local Persian realtor is that you expect them to be experts in their vicinity and familiar with the areas you are hoping to buy and sell property in. Feel free to ask questions about market values, interest rates, utility services, etc.
Let’s face it. You may find the best realtor, but what good is it if they are not available to deal with your queries and other important financial or legal issues. Communicate beforehand when your realtor is available, how are you going to communicate i.e. Through emails, texts, or phone calls, and in case, they are not available, how to contact the agency.
Days on Market
Some houses, apartments, or workplaces sell faster than others. Know the key factors which add to the value of a property and vice versa. Ask your local realtor about how many days the property will be listed or if you are a buyer, request all the property listing. Avoid getting into blind offers if you are buying for the first time.
The real estate agents are under legal bindings to give you an extensive full disclosure about the property that you are buying. Any abridgment may call for legal action. This goes the same if you are renting or mortgaging. Talk to the lender before you accept a place to rent.
Read Contracts Carefully
Yeah, I know, you will be whining that why I need to do that when I hired the best local realtor I can put my hands on but reading your contract is important. You may want to look into the conditionals by the lawyer or on obtaining insurance. It can give you an insight into any documents that might be required, etc.
Doing this little research will assist you in purchasing or selling a property in the long run.